Peripheral nerve blocks for intraoperative management in patients with hemophilia A.

Abstract

The use of peripheral nerve blocks as the sole anesthetic, augmented with mild sedation for intraoperative management of surgery on the ankle and knee in two hemophiliac patients, is presented. Peripheral nerve blocks may be safely used for surgery of the extremities in a patient with moderate to severe hemophilia, provided a safe level of Factor VIII is maintained throughout the perioperative period.

DOI: 10.1016/j.jclinane.2008.06.030

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@article{Sripada2009PeripheralNB, title={Peripheral nerve blocks for intraoperative management in patients with hemophilia A.}, author={Ramprasad Sripada and Joseph J Reyes and Ruidong Sun}, journal={Journal of clinical anesthesia}, year={2009}, volume={21 2}, pages={120-3} }